Uncertainty over Britain's future in Europe is unsettling Asian investors, analysts say, warning if voters opt in a referendum to leave the EU, the United Kingdom would lose a major drawcard for attracting foreign money.
Despite numerous cease-fire violations, international brokers are desperate to persuade at least part of Mali's rebel alliance to sign a peace accord, so they can claim the process has been a success, say analysts.
Things are not quite square in Washington when the biggest backer of U.S. President Barack Obama's current legislative priority is the Senate's top Republican and its arch foe is the Democratic leader.
David Cameron could bring forward a referendum on the United Kingdom's EU membership to next year instead of 2017 to cut short an impending battle on two fronts -- in Brussels and against euroskeptics in his own camp.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his global investment push to China this week, as Asia's rival superpowers look to put aside a festering border dispute and identify areas of economic cooperation.
The United Nations will on Monday review the U.S. rights record, with police brutality and racism, mass surveillance and the legacy of the "war on terror" in the spotlight.
David Cameron barely had time to toast his stunning election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious euroskeptics within party ranks.
From across the pond, U.S. President Barack Obama has warmly welcomed David Cameron's election victory, but with Britain's role in Europe and the world in doubt so too is its "special relationship" with the United States.
Spain's new party Ciudadanos and its promise of "reasonable change" has shuffled the cards in an election year following the emergence of the more radical Podemos by attracting the most sought-after voters -- those of the centre.
The slogans on the placards ranged from the innocuous to the obscure but the response from the Russian authorities was swift and harsh.